Background on Brooke
Brooke Charter Schools, founded in 2002, are a network of five high-performing public charter schools in Boston. Brooke currently serves 1,899 students in grades K-11 and will grow to serve 2,200 students in grades K-12 by 2023.
Named after the late Senator Edward W. Brooke, the first African-American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, our strategy is to focus relentlessly on developing excellent teaching. Reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve in Boston and Chelsea, 56% of Brooke students self-identify as Black, 34% as Latinx, 6% Caucasian, 2% Asian, and 2% Native American or multiracial. About three-quarters of Brooke students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Over the last several years, Brooke students have set a new bar for what is possible in urban public education, consistently outperforming their peers in Boston Public Schools, and producing academic achievement results among the highest in the state.
Teachers who thrive at Brooke are those committed to developing strong relationships with their students and challenging them daily to be their best selves, academically and personally. They tend to be passionate instructors and hungry learners who crave frequent, high-quality feedback on their practice. At Brooke, teachers are constantly going above and beyond to be the leaders of their classrooms and meet the diverse needs of their students. Brooke is built for teachers who want to think deeply about instruction and collaborate daily with their grade-level peers and instructional leaders.
The ELA/Social Studies Teacher will hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and the growth and success of one classroom of students.
Teachers’ hours are 7:15-4:20 daily, with the student academic day running from 7:45-4:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 7:45-12:30 on Wednesdays.
A successful Brooke Middle School ELA & Social Studies Teacher will ensure that all students feel challenged and known.
- Teach one class of students approximately 170 minutes per day
- Provide small group and one-on-one targeted tutoring and support to students for approximately 60 minutes per day.
- Participate in regular interim data meetings with grade level team teachers and principal
- Engage in approximately 20 administrative observations and 15 peer observations per year
- Actively participate in three hours every week of targeted professional development
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
- Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations
- Bachelor’s degree
- Shared dedication to Brooke’s mission and organizational values
- Commitment to ensuring academic success for all students
- Growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through frequent feedback, coaching, and professional development
- Content knowledge of, and enthusiasm for ELA and Social Studies
- Minimum of two years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher (excluding student teaching, practicum, or international teaching experience)
- Create a classroom climate where students are held to the highest expectations for interpersonal and academic work, and are actively engaged in constructing their understanding of the core content
- Use frequent data collection and analysis to drive awareness of student needs, provide feedback, and plan instruction
- Excellent teamwork, communication, and organization skills
- Relate authentically and professionally with students, parents, and colleagues
The community and students we serve are diverse, and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff. We strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Brooke Charter Schools. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world we live in.